New dogs have arrived! In dire need of foster and forever homes for new sweeties

September must have been “surrender your dog month” and Minpinerie Dog Rescue stepped up and took them in !

So now, foster parents are needed. Can you help?

As a foster parent, you would give these dogs a temporary home, help them become more confident and comfortable, work on some of their issues, evaluate their behaviour, assist us in preparing an online profile and help us determine what kind of home would be best for them. HOWEVER – IMPORTANT NOTE – Minpinerie Dog Rescue does offer its foster families the option to adopt their foster dogs.

Some of the dogs needing foster/forever families now are:

  • Over active, anxious, tiny young minpin male. good with other dogs, needs to be exercised, a runner/jogger would be wonderful for this little fellow (or at least very long leash walks, twice daily). Some basic training required to help him build confidence.
  • Mature (approx. 8 yr old) minpin female, good dog, but prefers to be an only dog. Clean, quiet, ok in apt, ok alone while family at work, however needs training on walks since she is reactive on leash. A rural setting would be ideal and a large fenced yard would be great. Needs to lose a little weight.
  • A 5 year old male shitzu that would love to be an only dog. Ok with cats, good on walks. Would be devoted to his owner.
  • Very tiny female chihuaha, (a shelter save) so frightened and nervous, 5 yr old, 5 lbs. As an only dog, or with a calm canine companion in a quiet home. No kids. Needs attention and love as she learns to trust again.
  • A six year old yorkie mix. A sweet girl, playful, good with other dogs, good with people, Has separation anxiety, so family needs to be home as much as possible. Too vocal for apts. Great on walks.
  • Female Minpin, approx 8 yrs old, 18lbs, beautiful red girl, needs to lose a little weight. OK alone during work day. Surrendered after family dissolution, and newly single owner cannot give her the time she needs.
  • A minpin terrier mix male, 5 yrs old, really pretty boy. Would prefer to be an only dog, and would love someone who had the time to walk him and help him burn some of that minpin side of his energy. Tends to be vocal, so no apts.

For details and photos of any of these dogs, please contact loulouonline@rogers.com after submitting your application to foster on our website https://minpinerie.ca/foster/

 

If you are applying to adopt, you get a two week trial period during which you can return the dog for any reason and your adoption fee will be returned. (for more details, see our website www.minpinerie.ca or call Louise, our adoption and foster co-ordinator, 613-260-9707 between 1pm and 9pm, 7 days a week.)

Belli – Chihuahua who will love you dearly and bond strongly

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LOVES his people   –    4 years old  –  cannot be with children or cats  – Chi-experienced owner preferred

Belli is 4 and LOVES his family. He will LOVE you and bond strongly to you – he is a typical Chi. 4 years old. He was surrendered by his first family because he does not like children, and he has been known to snap at them. A Chi-experienced family is preferred. He can be owner protective, has issues sharing his toys and food, not crazy about other dogs and really does NOT like cats. If you can foster Belli, please fill out the application to foster at https://minpinerie.ca/foster/ or to adopt….——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

Ozzy – wants to dance on his hind legs for you and give you lots of kisses!

                   

 likes to stand on his hind legs!  –  loves to give kisses  –  talky  –  curious   –   follows you like a shadow  –   9 years and 19 pounds   –  energetic  –  loves games and walks   –    smart 

Ozzy is 9 and 19 pounds, with lots of energy, is strong and active, shiny coat. Housebroken, makes friends with other dogs after settling down. Not sure about cats, fine with only older children as he’s strong and boisterous sometimes. Loves his walks and interactive games like tug toys, fetching a ball, etc. His foster Mom says “He is very relaxed meeting new people and warms up to them quickly. Everyone who meets him says he’s a lovely little dog. Smart and has learned basic commands and also other commands. Good to walk on retractable leash (26 feet).  I keep his leash short until we get to the open green areas, then it let him walk along and smell everything. He looks so happy high-stepping through the tall grass, and responds immediately when I let him know we’re going left or right.   Ozzy would do well in a busy household – maybe 2 or more people.  He’s intelligent, curious, energetic and needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation.  An assertive, experienced owner would be best for this guy.  He cannot be left for extended periods as he gets scared and will hurt himself in his crate. Little Ozzy was with his owner for his whole life as far as I know and has found it hard but after a couple of months he is really a changed dog – he was happier, more affectionate, sillier, what a great little guy.  I feel reassured that he will bond with his human(s) in his forever home and I think it will happen fast. Ozzy has some endearing habits – he stands up on his back legs a lot – especially when I get his dinner ready or I’ve been a way for a few hours  – he does a few twirls like a circus dog. On a walk he’s perfectly calm around bicycles, skate boards, baby strollers, cars. He’s curious, and will stand up like a meerkat if he sees something interesting, but never looks scared of anything. He’s got the typical Minpin traits – he’s a snuggle-bug a lot of the time and happy to curl up under the blanket on the sofa, gives lots of kisses – he’s a little shadow and follows you around the house and finds everything you do fascinating…he is also spunky, independent and headstrong…he’s very playful but doesn’t always know his own strength. (he’s very muscular). When I ask “Do you want to go for a walk?”  he’ll run up to me, stand up on his rear legs, plant his front paws on me and bounce off, then run to the door.  Kind of like a doggy “high-five”. He will make a wonderful little active buddy for some lucky family. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

I am Baby Boy – I want a retired owner or to come to the office with you!

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Bonds strongly – great on leash – fine with cats – needs to be with owner – 8-9 years old – 14 pounds – sleeps with you

Baby Boy is a lovely Chi. If you are looking for a dog that bonds strongly and needs a strong experienced owner, he is your guy! Good loose in the home, doesn’t like being left alone, will howl. When out in the yard, he is usually back to his human within minutes. Great on a leash. Sleeps under the covers. Will eat garbage if he can. Will be owner protective, but follow the foster parent’s program and it will be handled. No food or toy guarding, great in the car. Ideal for a family without other dogs but with another pet, such as a dog-loving cat. He loves the foster cat’s company and they sniff each other. We need him in a home where he spends little to no time alone. He would be an excellent dog to bring into an office. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at loulouonline@rogers.com or filling in the volunteer application.